The Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or Behavior Consultant (BC). The RBT is primarily responsible for the direct implementation of skill-acquisition and behavior-reduction plans within the treatment plan developed by the supervisor.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are essential job accountabilities:
1 Establishes & maintains therapeutic relationship by pairing self as a reinforcing entity and building the value for the patient of social interaction with the RBT.
2 Prompts safe and socially acceptable replacement behaviors in order to build a repertoire of communication, social interaction, and problem solving skills.
3 Fades prompts appropriately to promote both successful and independent responding.
4 Increases the frequency or duration of safe and appropriate replacement behaviors by providing access to reinforcers (desired items/actions, attention, or removal of demands/aversive situations).
5 Provides access to reinforcers within the parameters most likely to increase future behavior (value, effort required, rate, magnitude, intensity, immediacy)
6 Limits or removes access to reinforcers within limits of safety when patient engages in inappropriate or unsafe behaviors.
7 Accurately collects behavior data including: A-B-C, count, frequency, duration, latency, inter-response time, event, and interval based recording.
8 Follows the treatment plan goals and interventions utilizing sound judgment and seeks out appropriate consultation.
9 Collaborates with family and treatment team members to provide treatment effectively and without disruption to the environment or other individuals in the environment.
10 Educates all those involved about the role of ABA based interventions and the RBT, and functions within boundaries of the RBT role in providing treatment.
11 Maintains awareness of clients history, present status, diagnoses, and treatment plan.
12 Maintains appropriate written documentation of direct one-on-one intervention with the patient and family.
13 Provides complete, timely, clear, and legible documentation in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms.
14 Maintains the billable expectation of the program.
15 Plans appropriate aftercare in collaboration with patient, parents/guardians, community agencies, and the MCO care manager. Facilitates interagency meetings.
16 Serves on-call duty for caseload 50% of the time (every other week).
17 Develops a written crisis plan at intake with the family for the child/adolescent.
WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multi-specialty medical group of more than 850 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 160 patient care locations. The region's only accredited Level 1 Trauma Center and Primary Stroke Center with an endovascular neurosurgery program. WellSpan is consistently recognized by IMS Health as one of the Top 100 Integrated Health Networks in the United States and has been recognized by Health Imaging and IT as one of the nation's "Top 25 Connected Healthcare Facilities." IMS Health is the leading provider of information services and technology for the healthcare industry.
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Minimum Education - A bachelor's degree in behavioral health or human services field, a bachelor's degree in a non- behavioral health or human services field with at least one year of full-time paid work experience with children and/or adolescents, OR an associate's degree with at least three years of full-time paid work experience with children and/or adolescents.
Required Certification/Registration - Registered Behavior Technician from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board
Other - Must possess a valid driver's license in the current state of residence. Driving record must meet requirements established by WellSpan Risk Management. Must qualify for WellSpan Philhaven driving privileges.